Two of my loves – green & tech

17 12 2007

Biodegradeable laptop

Via cnet, a bioplastic (cornstarch) shell encases a laptop. With the pace of tech obscolescence it seems only sensible to engineer computers to rejoin the web of life after they’ve passed their used-by date. Check it out.

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5 01 2008
Livepaths

Great blog!

If the economics don’t work, recycling efforts won’t either.
As our little contribution to make this economics of recycling more appealing, http://LivePaths.com blogs about people and companies that make money selling recycled or reused items, provide green services or help us reduce our dependency on non renewable resources.

8 01 2008
adrian

Does anybody know about this site ( http://www.earthlab.com ) ? I have seen other environmental sites with carbon calculators like yahoo and tree huggers, but I am wondering what the deal with earthlab.com is, is it credible? I saw they also published a list last month of the top ten greenest cities ( http://www.efficientenergy.org/Top-Ten-Green-Cities-in-the-United-States ). Does anyone know if this site is better than say WWF site? Fill me in

I took their carbon foot print test and it was pretty interesting, but they said that I put out 4.5 tons of carbon while another test gave me like 15 tons? I think I trust earthlab.com’s test a little more (because my score is lower). Does anyone know about any other tests?

14 01 2008
Verdurous

Thanks Livepath.

Adrian, not sure about calculators although Earthlab’s appears to be checked by Greenpeace amongst others. Maybe it just refelcts the imperfect nature of estimating people’s CO2 responsibility.

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